And I received quite a range of interpretations of what exactly drones would be good while preparing dinner.
After all the tracks were submitted and I began putting everything together, I really wanted to have no interruptions between the tracks. And so I create a medley mix, where all the tracks segue into each other (with no gaps that mp3s can sometimes include) and bridged together everything with a few "kitchen sink" clips from public domain ephemeral films from the Prelinger Archives.
However, since all of these tracks are new and unavailable elsewhere, I didn't want them to be strictly available as a part of a mix for obvious reasons (opportunity for playlists, remixing, etc), so they are also posted individually.
Many thanks to all the composers who took time to send in something, and I hope you enjoy their efforts as much as I do. Please visit their sites, download their music, or buy something to show your support.
Cagey House - The Sous Chefs Dream (2:42)
Cagey House has released a wide variety of music on a number of netlabels over a considerable period of time.
Daniel Rig - Beef Pkg (Loop Track) (2:25)
Daniel creates and performs under the name Gimcrack. He make sound collage based music and lives in the country but spend a lot of time in the city of Montreal busking or digging for sound effect records.
Corey Kereliuk - Fodder (4:54)
Corey is achingly close to finishing his PhD in music technology at McGill. In his free time he actually likes to `make` music.
echosonic - Warped Picture of the Restaurant Taken Through a Wine Glass (4:13)
This piece appeared in a shorter form for the Disquiet Junto Project 0061: Textinstagr/am/bient project: http://disquiet.com/2013/02/28/disquiet0061-textinstagrambient
Origami Mekka - Half Hour Break (5:00)
This piece drones on an esus2 chord and kind of has a feeling of despair. As if a chef is working long hours and is on break worrying about life. Or maybe a miserable chef can listen to this track while cooking and worrying about life and still not compromise restaurant ambience as this piece features a beautiful field recording by Sasha Burghard http://www.freesound.org/people/Sascha%20Burghard/
covolux - Thinking About The Roast On The Table (6:07)
Covolux is the ambient/drone project of Kai Nobuko aka as Toxic Chicken.
Mystified - Bending The Spoon (3:22)
Mystified is also Thomas Park, a prolific ambient drone artist recently delving into acoustic drones and generative compositional techniques.
nigul - cases de palla (6:45)
My musical project is called Nigul and I make ambient drone with field recordings and digital composition. I released several releases at audiotalaia netlabels and some others, and I use to play live and dj sets here in Barcelona. And know more things about me (sorry, it's in catalan): http://nigul.tumblr.com
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